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Purpose and procedure
Critical appraisal of cost-effectiveness and cost-utility studies in health care
Evidence-based practice targets the individual patient. Part 1: how clinicians can use study results to determine optimal individual care
Review: home-made and commercial spacers did not differ for delivery of inhaled β2 agonists in children with asthma or wheezing
Review: home-made and commercial spacers did not differ for delivery of inhaled β2 agonists in children with asthma or wheezing
A needle-free powder lignocaine delivery system reduced the pain of venipuncture in children
A needle-free powder lignocaine delivery system reduced the pain of venipuncture in children
Topical aqueous 2% lignocaine eardrops reduced ear pain in children with acute otitis media
Topical aqueous 2% lignocaine eardrops reduced ear pain in children with acute otitis media
Review: contraceptive patch and vaginal ring are as effective as oral contraceptives
Review: contraceptive patch and vaginal ring are as effective as oral contraceptives
Review: evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to improve patient adherence to prescribed medications is limited
Review: evidence on the effectiveness of interventions to improve patient adherence to prescribed medications is limited
Review: screening or case-finding questionnaires used alone are not effective for management of depression
Review: screening or case-finding questionnaires used alone are not effective for management of depression
Review: preprocedure information, breast cushions, and patient-controlled breast compression reduce mammography pain
Review: preprocedure information, breast cushions, and patient-controlled breast compression reduce mammography pain
Review: reflexology improved urinary symptoms in multiple sclerosis but was not effective for other outcomes in various conditions
Review: reflexology improved urinary symptoms in multiple sclerosis but was not effective for other outcomes in various conditions
An automated external defibrillator in the home did not reduce all-cause mortality in patients at risk of cardiac arrest
An automated external defibrillator in the home did not reduce all-cause mortality in patients at risk of cardiac arrest
Review: some interventions may reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections and colonisation in the ICU
Review: some interventions may reduce catheter-related bloodstream infections and colonisation in the ICU
Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing pressure ulcers is limited
Review: evidence of the effectiveness of hydrocolloids for healing pressure ulcers is limited
Negative pressure wound therapy promoted healing of diabetic foot ulcers more than advanced moist wound therapy
Negative pressure wound therapy promoted healing of diabetic foot ulcers more than advanced moist wound therapy
Review: low-molecular-weight heparin prevented recurrent VTE more than oral anticoagulants in patients with cancer
Review: low-molecular-weight heparin prevented recurrent VTE more than oral anticoagulants in patients with cancer
Review: walking aids, chest-wall vibration, and neuroelectrical muscle stimulation relieve breathlessness in COPD
Review: walking aids, chest-wall vibration, and neuroelectrical muscle stimulation relieve breathlessness in COPD
Automatic stop orders reduced duration of indwelling urinary catheterisation in hospital
Automatic stop orders reduced duration of indwelling urinary catheterisation in hospital
A multifactorial intervention did not prevent falls or fractures in elderly patients during short hospital stays
A multifactorial intervention did not prevent falls or fractures in elderly patients during short hospital stays
Review: simple questions and clinical tests are moderately useful for diagnosing urinary incontinence
Review: simple questions and clinical tests are moderately useful for diagnosing urinary incontinence
Chorioamnionitis, gestational age, male sex, birth weight, and illness severity predicted positive autism screening scores in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants
Chorioamnionitis, gestational age, male sex, birth weight, and illness severity predicted positive autism screening scores in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants
Enalapril and captopril increased mortality compared with ramipril in elderly patients with heart failure
Enalapril and captopril increased mortality compared with ramipril in elderly patients with heart failure
Protocol-directed sedation did not reduce duration of mechanical ventilation or hospital stay in ICU patients
Protocol-directed sedation did not reduce duration of mechanical ventilation or hospital stay in ICU patients
In teenagers with diabetes, transition toward autonomy in self-management involved growth in self-reliance and support from others
In teenagers with diabetes, transition toward autonomy in self-management involved growth in self-reliance and support from others
4 themes described the experiences of patients before, during, and immediately after awake craniotomy
4 themes described the experiences of patients before, during, and immediately after awake craniotomy
Many patients with coronary heart disease believed that stress and lifestyle factors caused their illness
Many patients with coronary heart disease believed that stress and lifestyle factors caused their illness
Patients with terminal illness and their healthcare providers preferred a dosed and gradual process of truth-telling
Patients with terminal illness and their healthcare providers preferred a dosed and gradual process of truth-telling
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